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Live Right and Find Happiness

Dave Barry · G.P. Putnam's Sons; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

During the course of living (mumble, mumble) years, Dave Barry has learned much of wisdom,* (*actual wisdom not guaranteed) and he is eager to pass it on - to the next generation, the generation after that, and to those idiots who make driving to the grocery store in Florida a death-defying...
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Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America's Most Storied Hospital

David Oshinsky · Doubleday
Pages: 387
Format: Print book

From a Pulitzer Prize-winning historian comes a riveting history of New York's iconic public hospital that charts the turbulent rise of American medicine. Bellevue Hospital, on New York City's East Side, occupies a colorful and horrifying place in the public imagination: a den of mangled...
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Stronger

Jeff Bauman · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 244
Format: Print book

When Jeff Bauman woke up on Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 in the Boston Medical Center, groggy from a series of lifesaving surgeries and missing his legs, the first thing he did was try to speak. When he realized he couldn't, he asked for a pad and paper and wrote down seven words:...
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Beyond Intelligence: Secrets for Raising Happily Productive Kids

Dr. Dona Matthews · House of Anansi Press
Format: Print book

What is intelligence? What can parents and teachers do to nurture it when it isnt obvious and support it when it is? Drawing on insights from current brain research, Dona Matthews and Joanne Foster show that intelligence is not fixed rather, it can be increased. Through myriad anecdotes...
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Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade

Walter Kirn · W W Norton & Co Inc
Pages: 255
Format: Hardcover

A Slate, San Francisco Chronicle, Amazon, and BookPage Best Book of 2014 A USA Today Top 10 Best Book of Winter 2014 An In Cold Blood for our time, a chilling, compulsive story of a writer unwittingly caught in the wake of a grifter-turned-murderer. In the summer of 1998, Walter Kirn - then...
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How to Survive a Plague: The Inside Story of How Citizens and Science Tamed AIDS

David France · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 624
Format: Print book

The definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic - from the creator of, and inspired by, the seminal documentary How to Survive a Plague. A riveting, powerful telling of the story of the grassroots movement of activists, many of them in a life-or-death struggle,...
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Gratitude and Trust: Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life

Tracey Jackson · Blue Rider Press
Format: Hardcover

Paul Williams is an alcoholic.Tracey Jackson is not.But together, these two close friends have written Gratitude and Trust, a book designed to apply the principles of the recovery movement to the countless people who are not addicts but nevertheless need effective help with their difficulties...
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There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll

Lisa Robinson · Riverhead Hardcover; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From a legendary music journalist with four decades of unprecedented access, an insiders behind-the-scenes look at the major personalities of rock and roll.Lisa Robinson has interviewed the biggest names in music--including Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Patti Smith, U2, Eminem,...
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Johnny Carson

Henry Bushkin · Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 294
Format: Hardcover

A revealing and incisive account of the King of Late Night at the height of his fame and power, by his lawyer, wingman, fixer, and closest confidant.From 1962 until 1992, Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show and permeated the American consciousness. In the '70s and '80s he was the country's...
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The Trip to Echo Spring: On Writers and Drinking

Olivia Laing · Picador
Pages: 340
Format: Hardcover

WHY IS IT THAT SOME OF THE GREATEST WORKS OF LITERATURE HAVE BEEN PRODUCED BY WRITERS IN THE GRIP OF ALCOHOLISM, AN ADDICTION THAT COST THEM PERSONAL HAPPINESS AND CAUSED HARM TO THOSE WHO LOVED THEM?In The Trip to Echo Spring, Olivia Laing examines the link between creativity and alcohol...
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The Tiger: A True Story of Vengeance and Survival

John Vaillant · Knopf; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

It’s December 1997, and a man-eating tiger is on the prowl outside a remote village in Russia’s Far East. The tiger isn’t just killing people, it’s annihilating them, and a team of men and their dogs must hunt it on foot through the forest in the brutal cold. As the trackers...
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The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses

Kevin Birmingham · Penguin Group USA
Pages: 417
Format: Hardcover

"A great story - how modernism brought down the regime of censorship - told as a great story. Kevin Birmingham's imaginative scholarship brings Joyce and his world to life. There is a fresh detail on nearly every page." - Louis Menand, Pulitzer prize-winning author of The Metaphysical...
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